I've known Jordy - the main force behind A Great Notion - for years. I can't even remember how we met but somehow we did. We've played shows together, given each other gigs, and generally hung out. Safe to say, he's a good dude.
A Great Notion was originally his solo project, from his skate punk band Sammy's Fatal Mistake. Ultimately Sammy's dissolved and A Great Notion gained more and more members.